Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves but I just don't get

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Today's top ten is about characters. The official topic is the top ten characters everyone else loves that I don't get OR the top ten characters I love that no one else seems to get

I have a feeling that I'm in the minority in several of these, but oh well.

1. Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice - Yeah I don't see what the fuss is about him. I really don't.

2. Peeta Melark from Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games - For some reason, I didn't really like him when he walked onto the page. I get him, but I don't really like him.

3. Edward Cullen from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books - I think that this sparkly vampire is very immature and not well written.

4. Princess Winter from Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles - Don't get me wrong, I've loved each of the books in the Lunar Chronicles, but Princess Winter was probably my least favorite character.

5. Tyrion Lannister from George R R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire Series - Sure he's rather entertaining to read about, but I just don't really care for him.

6. The Baxter Family from the Baxter Series by Karen Kingsbury - I've read all of the Baxter books. While I enjoyed the first five the best (Redemption, Remember, Return, Rejoice, Reunion), the characters in the others were not nearly as developed as the ones from the Redemption series. I can't pinpoint a specific character that I didn't like that everyone else has loved, so I went with the entire series.

7. Tris and Four from the Divergent Series - I stopped reading after book 1. I wasn't too interested in it, so I don't understand the hype around these two. Maybe if I read the others I'll understand.

8. Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene - Yes I read Nancy Drew when I was growing up. But I don't really get her. I mean she's the only child of a rich father who evidently is pretty busy with his life, and it's like she gets into all sorts of trouble. I don't get it.

9. Perrin from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books - Yes, I know he's very pivotal to the story. But he became a whole lot less interesting to read about after he married Faile.

10. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird - I didn't understand her when I read the book in school. As an adult, I still don't understand her.


  1. Tris has made everyone's list including mine!
    I didn't like her either. She was very judgmental.
    My TTT: https://abibliophilesobsession.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-characters-everyone-loves-but-i-just-dont-get/

  2. Mr. Darcy and Peeta were a surprise, but I could understand. But not liking Tyrion is too far :p I'm kidding. I can see how he wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea!

    My TTT.

    1. Maybe he's better on the show. I don't know, I've never seen it. But when I read the books, I didn't like him.

  3. I did not read GOT but I watched the show and Tyron is my favorite character.

    Peeta.... I just don't mind him.I am not crazy about him but I do not dislike him.

  4. Tris made my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/top-ten-tuesday-47/

  5. I've always much preferred Mr. Knightley to Mr. Darcy. And I totally agree with you about Edward - and all of the characters from Twilight for that matter. We'll just ignore the whole Nancy Drew misstep ;) My TTT

  6. Oh my gosh! I absolutely love several of the ones that you mentioned. But hey...it happens. I kind of hate these types of topics where there's more disagreeing than agreeing. But you know...it happens. We can still be friends, right?

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
    Also, I have a giveaway going on for my 5th Blogoversary.

  7. Fun list, Dawn! I do adore Mr. Darcy, but I also heart Mr. Knightley (*swoony*) and Mr. Thornton too (classic lit leading men) and I cannot say that I remember Peeta much from THG (book). I do like Movie Peeta though. :)


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